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Review: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 [w/VIDEO]

Next January's Detroit Auto Show will mark the 20th anniversary of the Viper's debut as a concept. Back then, every car in Chrysler's lineup was still derived from the K-Car. The K-cars saved Chrysler from the jaws of bankruptcy, but an executive named Lutz decided the automaker needed a new halo car to generate some excitement as a new decade dawned. Another old guy named Carroll Shelby was sprucing up Daytonas and Omnis at the time, so they decided to revive an idea from earlier in his career. Together they created a minimalistic two-seater with a humongous engine that became an instant... Read More

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    Followup: Dodge Viper saved from crusher by students, but will it last?
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    The saga of the Washington state community college hoping to keep its allegedly pre-production Dodge Viper out of the maw of the crusher is going strong. Not only does the school still have the car, but there's a chance that the college might even get to keep it. The whole situation flared up in March when the South Puget Sound Community College in ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Viper price drops $15k for 2015
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    We recently saw updated specs and new trims of the 2015 Viper, but it looks like the folks at Dodge were saving the biggest surprise for last. Prices on all levels of the American sports car are seeing an immediate, across-the-board price cut of $15,000; even 2014 models still remaining on dealer lots. The new MSRP for the 2015 Viper in its base SRT trim ...

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    Official: Dodge gives 2015 Viper slight power increase, new GT model
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    With its troubling sales figures, the newly rechristened SRT Dodge Viper needs to come out swinging for 2015. To do that, Dodge has made a number of tweaks and changes that will hopefully carry the V10-powered sports car into more successful days. First up for 2015 is a new GT model, which aims to marry the reasonable price of the base car with the ...

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    Rumormill: Dodge Viper to out-Hell the Hellcat with supercharged V10?
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    The Viper wouldn't be the Viper if it wasn't the most powerful model under the Chrysler umbrella. But with the arrival of the Hellcat engine in the Dodge Charger and Challenger, the Viper has fallen behind in the bragging rights department: where the new supercharged V8 produces 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated V10 ...

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    Report: 2015 Dodge Viper getting small increase in power
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    The Viper is used to being the most powerful car in the Dodge and SRT stables, but the arrival of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat means that's no longer the case. The serpentine supercar is, however, reportedly getting a small boost in output for 2015, amounting to all of five horsepower. The increase was uncovered by Road & Track courtesy of ...

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    Official: Chop the top of your new Dodge Viper for $35,000
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    We have good news, and we have bad news. First, the good: It's now possible to get a brand-new Dodge Viper roadster, which is nice, considering we're in the dead of summer and many of us like wind-in-the-hair motoring. Now, the bad: This is not a factory option from the automaker, instead coming courtesy of an aftermarket company called Prefix ...

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    Report: Chevy Corvette Stingray defeating rivals where it matters most
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    Everything is coming up roses for the award-winning Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, as new data from the North American Dealers Association Used Car Guide, dissected by GM Authority, reveals that America's sports car is handily outselling two of its more expensive rivals. Through June of 2014, the NADA notes that the Corvette has rung up 17,744 sales, ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.7.14
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    First Drive: 2015 Lexus NX 200t With its all new NX small crossover, Lexus officially enters the lucrative fray with rivals from Acura, Audi and BMW. Our own Jeremy Korzeniewski traveled to Canada's left coast to put the 2015 NX 200t through it's paces, finding both advantage and fault with the Lexus CUV. Can the exotically styled CUV ultimately ...

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    Confirmed: Dodge idles Viper production again at Conner Avenue
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    You've got to hand it to Dodge for having the gumption to put the original Viper into production in the first place. It was, after all, much more of an emotional decision than a practical one, and a move which saw the first production V10 engine placed in a road car – long before the advent of the Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi R8, Porsche Carrera GT or ...

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    Featured: Dodge lets us drive 100-years' worth of history [w/videos]
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    A raft of important production models from the last hundred years were available for me to either drive or ride in. Dodge is 100 years old this year. So, as happened on Ford's recent centennial, the 50-year birthday of the Porsche 911, and others, the company has an excuse to trot out the highlights of its history next to its upcoming model lineup, ...

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    Motorsports: Dodge Viper GTS-R goes back to old-school livery
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    The Dodge Viper may have been around now for over 20 years, but as far as racing achievements go, 2000 was its finest season. That's when it won the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the GTS class trophy at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and its second consecutive title in the American Le Mans Series. Since then, SRT Motorsports hasn't quite had the same success, ...

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    Auctions: Real-life Bravado Banshee from Grand Theft Auto up for sale
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    Remember the Bravado Banshee that West Coast Customs built last year to promote Grand Theft Auto V? Given away by GameStop, the woman who won it says she's better off with money to send her two kids to college than with a race car, so now you can steal buy it on eBay. Based on a 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10, every exterior panel was redesigned to match the ...

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    Report: Dodge Viper recall requires small-handed mechanics
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    It has been over a year since Chrysler first announced its recall of 3,660 2003-2004 Dodge Vipers because the airbag could suddenly deploy. The repairs are finally beginning, and it appears to be a nightmare for mechanics. According to the automaker's filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the airbag control module can fail, ...

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    Motorsports: SRT pulling Vipers out of Le Mans
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    Last year, Chrysler campaigned a pair of SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was the first time Auburn Hills had sent a team to the famous French endurance race since 2000, when the Viper ended a three-year winning streak in the GTS class. It finished in 24th and 31st places, woefully behind the Porsche 911 RSR that won the LMGTE Pro category. ...

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    Report: SRT Viper plant idled over slow sales [UPDATE]
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    The SRT Viper is taking an extended production break later this spring while the factory copes with low demand and gears up for the 2015 model year. Chrysler will idle the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant from April 14 to June 23, and 91 employees there will be laid off during that time. Sales have been slow so far this year, with just 91 Vipers sold in the ...

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    Review: 2014 SRT Viper GTS
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    My boyhood shelves were packed with all sorts of toys, but my favorites were miniature diecast cars. Even though I'd spend hours building challenging gravity tracks for the smallest and sleekest of the bunch, my prized vehicles were not scaled-down production models. Instead, I preferred to daydream about the fascinating showcars and fictitious models ...

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    Report: What's the deal with Chrysler demanding colleges crush their Vipers? [w/video]
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    Students and teachers at a Washington community college are up in arms following an order from Chrysler that it must destroy the pre-production Dodge Viper that was donated to the school's automotive technology program ten years ago. The Viper in question is said to be the fourth off the production line, based on its VIN, and has had its emissions ...

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    Detroit: SRT Viper looks venomous in Stryker Green
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    Back when the Viper wore the Dodge name, the car had a color palette that was as ostentatious as its exterior design. After launching the new Viper with relatively mellow colors like red, silver, black and white, SRT has since introduced eye-catching hues like TA Orange and Matte Black. The next color up for the Viper is the new Stryker Green debuting at ...

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    Video: Watch this Dodge Viper get clawed to death
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    There's a scene in the James Bond movie, Casino Royale, where Daniel Craig's Agent 007 is captured by villain Le Chiffre, played by Mads Mikkelsen. Le Chiffre tortures Bond in a scene that is rather difficult to watch (especially for blokes) and impossible to describe on these digital pages (Google at your own risk). This video is the automotive ...

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    Report: NHTSA closes the book on Dodge Viper probe
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    Whether it's a Dodge or an SRT, there's little question that a Viper is a whole lot of car to control. With 10 cylinders driving the rear wheels and a limited willingness to suffer fools, the occasional crash is bound to happen. But what if those crashes were the fault of the car itself, and not the driver? That's the issue which Chrysler and the ...

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